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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

Apr 29, 2012

Dean Lacy

How is it that the very states that keep voting for Republicans get the most money, per capita, in federal social programs that the voters say they despise? Dartmouth Professor Dean Lacy explains … and he has some thoughts about the history of third parties in presidential elections.

Apr 22, 2012

Leon Billings

Leon Billings was Senator Ed Muskie’s administrative assistant and helped write the nation’s environmental laws. As America celebrates another Earth Day, we ask him if the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts are still effective?

Catherine Poe


Apr 15, 2012

Douglas Amy

Douglas Amy is a professor at Mt. Holyoke College and an unabashed believer that “government is good.” As the IRS reviews America’s tax returns, Professor Amy explains just what we get for our taxes.

Teresa Ghilarducci

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Apr 9, 2012

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Author and Democratic activist Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is concerned about the injection of religious belief into political campaigns. After Rick Santorum said her uncle John F. Kennedy’s call for separation of church and state made him want to throw up, she says Santorum was being childish...

Apr 1, 2012

Thomas Frank

Thomas Frank, who several years ago wrote the best-seller “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” turns his attention to Wall Street in a book called “Pity the Billionaire.” Frank says that the right-wing money machine succeeded in blaming progressives for the financial collapse caused by the...